FCA Fraud and Compliance Investigation Solicitors - FCA Defence Lawyers

If you find yourself under investigation from the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), it is essential that you seek legal advice and representation from the very start. Our FCA Investigations Defence Solicitors are here to provide you with world-class support throughout.

Our team of specialist regulatory defence solicitors here at Draycott Browne pride themselves on providing clients with clear, straightforward assistance from the outset, giving you a better chance of a positive outcome in your case. We have a proven track record of successfully defending clients facing investigations from the FCA and have a wealth of expertise advising businesses on all aspects of investigations carried out by the FCA, and other regulatory matters.

To gain help from dedicated solicitors and to receive tailored legal advice, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.


Draycott Browne has over 17 years of experience in helping clients involved in FCA investigations and has successfully represented individuals subject to criminal, civil and regulatory action. Our solicitors have seen first hand how complex FCA investigations can be, and understand that you need help and advice during this time.

Our solicitors will aid you throughout all FCA proceedings, including:

  • Responding to dawn raids
  • Advising you on what to say during interviews
  • Challenging any orders
  • Informing you on all aspects of the FCA investigation
  • Liaising with the authorities on your behalf
  • Advising you on your next steps
  • Preparing your case for trial
  • Representing you in court

Our solicitors are experts in advising clients on how to speak to the authorities. This could mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.

The legal team at Draycott Browne can also conduct internal investigations, where allegations of misconduct have been raised internally and can advise on the self-reporting process.

What is the FCA?

The FCA is a financial investigation agency that makes and enforces rules for the financial service industry. The FCA works with the police to eliminate criminal offences such as:

  • Money laundering
  • Fraud
  • Illegal financial promotions
  • Insider dealing
  • Misleading practices
  • Illegal scams
  • Mis-selling of financial services
  • Market rigging
  • An unauthorised person carrying out a regulated activity
  • Obstructing an FCA investigation

If you are under suspicion for these crimes, the FCA will inform you that they are launching an investigation into you and/or your business. The FCA then has the power to prosecute individuals and businesses who are found guilty of committing such crimes. We specialise in dealing with investigations from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and professional legal advice is imperative as the FCA are now taking an even more vigorous approach to investigations and conducting more than ever before.

When should you seek legal advice?

You should contact Draycott Browne as soon as possible in any of the following situations:

  • The FCA has contacted you in any way
  • You are requested to attend an interview with the FCA
  • The FCA wants to prosecute you
  • You are involved in any type of FCA proceedings


Prosecutions carried out through the criminal courts by the FCA can result in a range of penalties, from substantial fines given to a business or individual to, in the worst cases, a prison sentence.

We recommend contacting an experienced solicitor as soon as the FCA makes initial contact with you, but we will provide help to anyone, no matter how far along they are in FCA proceedings.


Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year so that in the event of an emergency, you will have legal assistance whenever you need it.


When faced with investigation or prosecution by the FCA surrounding a breach in financial sector regulations, it is crucial that you seek the expertise and representation of one of the country's leading Criminal Defence Law Firms. We can provide the help and advocacy you need.

Our FCA Investigation specialists are part of our wider team of Regulatory Law Solicitors based in Manchester. We are nationally recognised and highly regarded across the legal profession and noted for consistently delivering excellent results. We regularly represent corporate clients in Manchester, Liverpool Birmingham and London, when faced with Regulatory investigation.

Our Regulatory Solicitors, part of our wider team of Criminal Defence Lawyers team, possess a high degree of technical knowledge surrounding the investigation strategies employed by the FCA and a wide range of other Regulatory bodies. Such expertise is integral to providing you with the quality you deserve in your legal representation. We understand the stress that being under investigation can place on an individual and their business and we strive to take as much of that worry away as possible, minimising the disruption caused to your company. We take great pride in our professionalism and dedication to our clients and will work hard to protect you, your business and its reputation, striving to bring any case to a successful conclusion. With our years of experience, you can be confident in knowing you have a first-class legal team behind you.

With your liberty, license to operate within your sector, or future prospects of your company are at stake, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than Draycott Browne. Call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 266 7088.

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